Scandinavia and Russia Private Tour - Firebird Tours ®

Scandinavia and Russia Private Tour

Hike up to the top of the Pulpit Rock over the Lysefjord to enjoy some of the most striking displays of Norway
Nyhavn harbor is the most famous attraction in the capital of Denmark - Copenhagen
The fabulous capital of Norway, Oslo, is home to numerous Scandinavian landmarks
Old Town of Stockholm is the best place to start your Sweden vacation
Visit Russia’s most renowned icon - the red-brick Kremlin on your Moscow tour

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Trip Overview

There is hardly any other journey in the world that can match to a level of cultural diversity and impressions you will gain from this trip. Explore Natural wonders of Norway and Scandinavia, continue to royal treasures of St. Petersburg, and finish your journey in the heart of Russia, the Red Square. Everything required for this trip is handled by us, including your Russian visas.

Tour type:
Private tour
Tour rating:
4.96 / 5, Based on
  • HOTELS
  • 4-star central hotels
    Standard rooms
    13 nights
  • TRANSPORT
  • Airport-hotel transfers
    2 ferry trips & 1 boat trip
    3 train trips & 1 flight
  • SIGHTSEEING
  • 9 guided city tours
    Floibanen Funicular ride
    Trip to Peterhof
  • MEALS
  • 15 buffet
    breakfasts

Day-by-Day

Day 1

Arrival in Copenhagen

Welcome to Copenhagen - the historical "harbor of merchants" and the outstanding capital of Denmark! Your private driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.​

Day 2

Exploring Copenhagen Must-Sees & Visiting Nyhavn Harbor

After breakfast you meet your guide and enjoy a panoramic walking tour of Copenhagen. Transfer is not included. Public transport or private transfer if needed should be paid on spot. During the tour you walk through the beautiful canal district and enjoy the views of the City Hall and Christiansborg Palace, that is home to the Danish Parliament (no entrances included), stroll across Kongens Nytorv and see the buildings of the Old Stock Exchange and the Royal Theater (no entrances included). The highlight of the tour is a visit to the colorful harbor of Nyhavn, where you see the famous Amalienborg Palace - the winter residence of the Royal Family (from the outside). Then you proceed to the Rosenborg Castle where you witness the famous Changing of the Royal Guard ceremony. This day is crowned with a visit to the Gefion Fountain and the symbol of Copenhagen - the famous statue of Little Mermaid, inspired by H. C. Andersen's fairy tale. After the tour you return to your Copenhagen hotel.

Day 3

Ferry Trip to Oslo

In the morning after breakfast you check out from your hotel and have some free time to spend for yourself before your driver transfers you to the port for a ferry trip from Copenhagen to Oslo. You spend this night on board the ferry.

Day 4

Oslo Sightseeing Tour & Visiting the Frogner Park

In the morning, after having a delicious breakfast on board, you arrive in the fabulous capital of Norway - Oslo. Upon arrival your driver meets you at the port and transfers you to your centrally located hotel to leave your luggage. Then your guide takes you on a 3-hour walking city tour around the most magnificent attractions of the Norwegian capital. Transfer is not included. Public transport or private transfer if needed should be paid on spot. You start with a visit to one of the major Scandinavian treasures - the famous Frogner Park, informally known as the Vigeland Park named after its founder Gustav Vigeland. You spend some great time strolling through this beautiful park and enjoying its extravagant sculptures and unique Scandinavian nature. Then you proceed to other famous Oslo attractions, including the Royal Palace (from the outside) and the Akershus fortress (no entrances included). After the tour you are transferred to your centrally located hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Day 5

Flamsbana Train Ride Oslo - Flam

Following breakfast you check out from your hotel and walk to the railway station (easily accessible by foot), where you board a train that takes you to an unforgettable Oslo - Myrdal - Flam rail ride. This Flamsbana Railway trip is a perfect chance to admire the mind-boggling nature and picture-postcard sceneries of Norway. Upon arrival you walk to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Day 6

Boat Ride to Bergen

After your morning breakfast you check out from the hotel and spend the rest of the morning at your leisure. In the afternoon you walk to the pier (easily accessible by foot) to enjoy a 5,5-hour express boat trip from Flam to Bergen - the second largest city in Norway. This is a wonderful experience definitely worth trying! Upon arrival you walk to your hotel located very close to the boat station. The rest of the day is free.

  • Please note: The boat trip to Bergen is available only during the summer period. From October to May it is replaced by the train trip to Bergen.

Day 7

Visiting Bryggen District & Floibanen Funicular Ride

Following breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and enjoy a 3-hour walking city tour around the most interesting sights of Bergen. During the tour you take a walk at the famous Bryggen district, visit the Fish Market and experience a fantastic Floibanen funicular - one of Norway's best-known attractions. The journey up to Floyen located 320 meters above sea level takes only 5-8 minutes. It is an experience in itself, but when you appear at the top you will be amazed by the fantastic views over Bergen. After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Day 8

Flight to Stockholm

Today you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight to the magnificent capital of Sweden - Stockholm. Upon arrival your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel. The rest of the day is free to start exploring Stockholm attractions on your own, dine in a local restaurant or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

Day 9

Stockholm Sightseeing Tour

After breakfast at your hotel, you meet your local guide at the lobby and go on a 3-hour walking city tour around the most interesting attractions of Sweden's capital. Transfer is not included. Public transport or private transfer if needed should be paid on spot. During the tour you explore the brilliant Stockholm Old Town that is one of the biggest and most well-preserved medieval Old Towns in Europe and see the famous the Royal Palace, the Stockholm Cathedral and famous City Hall (no entrances included). After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free. You may want to go on a ride on the Stockholm Metro which is a like a giant gallery.

Day 10

Ferry Trip to Helsinki

Following breakfast you check out from your hotel. You have some free time to continue exploring this wonderful city on your own. In the afternoon your driver transfers you to the port to take a ferry trip to the beautiful capital of Finland - Helsinki. You spend this night on board the ferry.

Day 11

Exploring Helsinki

After breakfast you arrive in the port of Helsinki where you meet your private driver who transfers you to your centrally located hotel to leave your luggage. Then you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go on a wonderful panoramic city tour around the most fantastic attractions of Helsinki. During the tour you walk through the vivid Central Harbor and Market Square, explore the charming Old Town and visit the famous Rock Church and the Helsinki Cathedral. Transfer is not included. Public transport or private transfer if needed should be paid on spot. After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Day 12

Transfer to St. Petersburg & City Tour

After breakfast you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the train station where you board the early high-speed Allegro train that takes you to St. Petersburg in just 3,5 hours. Upon arrival your guide and driver meet you at the train station and take you on an amazing panoramic city tour around the most outstanding attractions of St. Petersburg. During the tour you visit the gorgeous St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Church of Savior on Spilled Blood which stands on the site where Russia's great emperor Alexander II was mortally wounded, and the Peter and Paul Fortress - a burial place of almost all the Russian emperors and empresses from Peter the Great to Nicholas II and his family. After the tour you are transferred to your centrally located hotel for overnight.

Day 13

Visiting the Hermitage & Trip to the Peterhof Palace

Following breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go to the legendary Hermitage Museum, that houses its unique collection of world art, including the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, El Greco, Francisco Goya and Thomas Gainsborough, in the halls of the Winter Palace. They say that if you were to spend three minutes by each of the exhibits in the Hermitage, it would have taken you three years to see the entire exhibition. But don't worry - you have an experienced guide, who will show you the best rooms and halls of the exhibit within several hours. In the second part of the day you travel to the outskirts of St. Petersburg to explore the former summer residence of Russian tsars and the gem of palace architecture - Peterhof. During the tour you visit the famous Bath Cottage and take a walk in the beautiful Lower Park, lavishly adorned with 176 fountains of various forms and styles and numerous gilded statues of ancient gods and heroes.  After the trip you return to your hotel and have the rest of the evening to yourself.

Day 14

Transfer to Moscow & City Tour

After breakfast you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the train station where you board a high-speed Sapsan train that takes you to Moscow in comfort and safety in just 4 hours. Upon arrival your guide and driver meet you at the train station and take you on a wonderful city tour around the most magnificent Moscow landmarks. During the tour you take a walk at the beautiful Red Square, go inside the colorful St. Basil's Cathedral, see the spectacular Cathedral of Christ the Savior and enjoy one of the best city views at Sparrow Hills. Later you explore one of the most outstanding Moscow icons - the Kremlin. You go inside the Kremlin walls to visit it's famous Armoury Chamber that houses a unique collection of crown jewels, stunning coronation finery, hand-forged armor and weapons, royal carriages and sleighs, and world-famous Fabergé eggs. After the tour you are transferred to your centrally located hotel for overnight.

Day 15

Visit to the Tretyakov Gallery & Metro Ride

Following breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and explore one of the most interesting sites in Moscow hidden deep beneath the surface - the Moscow Subway. You have a quick subway ride to taste local life and enjoy the splendid decorations of its stations. Then you enjoy a guided tour to the world-famous treasure trove of the Russian fine art, the Tretyakov Gallery, where you spend several amazing hours viewing the brightest gems of its collection, including the famous masterpieces of Ivan Aivazovsky, Mikhail Vrubel and Viktor Vasnetsov. After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Day 16

Departure from Moscow

This is the last day of your amazing Scandinavian-Russian adventure! After breakfast you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!


Hotels

13 nights in centrally-located 4 and 5-star hotels

Always included:

  • Central location close to major sights
  • Buffet breakfasts
  • Free WiFi
  • Spacious beds

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Copenhagen, Oslo, Flam, Bergen, Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg and Moscow;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Floibanen Funicular round trip;
  • Regular class ferry tickets Copenhagen - Oslo and Stockholm - Helsinki;
  • Regular class train tickets Oslo - Flam (via Myrdal), Helsinki - St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg - Moscow;
  • Regular class boat tickets Flam - Bergen;
  • Economy class flight tickets Bergen - Stockholm;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens and visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.
Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Tour Highlights

  • Changing of the Royal Guard ceremony at Rosenborg Palace in Copenhagen
  • Journey on the scenic Flamsbana Railway
  • Fjords boat trip from Flam to Bergen
  • Floibanen funicular ride in Bergen
  • Visiting the Hermitage in St. Petersburg
  • Trip to Peterhof
  • Moscow Kremlin and Armoury Chamber

What to Know

  • Scandinavian climate is unpredictable and weather can be quite harsh even during summers.
  • Bringing a water resistant jacket, umbrella, and some warm clothes is a must.
  • Most of the tours you’re going to have are walking, so make sure to bring convenient walking shoes.
  • Debit and credit cards are accepted in most places in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, and there are plenty of ATMs.

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
$7,291
Deposit $1,459
Regular package
$8,281
Deposit $1,657
View all dates
Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
$7,291
Deposit $1,459
Regular package
$8,281
Deposit $1,657

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